Who is George Akume?
Sen. Dr. George Akume was born on 27 December (1953) in Wanune, Tarka LGA Benue State Nigeria.
George Akume is a Nigerian politician who served as the Governor of Benue State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He was the first Governor of Benue State to have completed two terms in office. He was elected governor of Benue State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sen. Akume was a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was the Minority Leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015.
He is currently the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs.
His Educational Background.
George Akume had his primary education at the then Native Authority (N.A) Primary School Wannune from 1960 to 1966 and then proceeded to Government Secondary School, Otobi, now Model Science School, Otukpo from 1967 to 1971 for his secondary education. He attended St. Louis College for his Advanced Level in 1972, and there after proceeded to the University of Ibadan for his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology graduating in 1978.
He also obtained a Masters Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR) from the same Department and University in 1986. He also went to the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) where he obtained a Certificate in Management (1988).
Akume worked in the Benue State civil service and rose to the position of Permanent Secretary before going deep into politics.
After the return of democracy in Nigeria and Benue State in 1999 Akume contested in the governorship elections, winning on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
He successfully ran for re-election in 2003 for a second term in office still on the PDP platform.
After his second tenure as the Governor of Benue State, Akume, contested for the senatorial seat of Benue North West Senatorial District in the 2007 National Assembly elections and won.
In the 2011 general elections, he was successfully re-elected, under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) party.
In 2015, following the merger of the ACN and some other parties in Nigeria to form the ALL Progressives Congress (APC), Akume contested again for the senatorial position of Benue North West with the ticket of the APC and was again successful.
In 2019 he contested to continue with his fourth term but was defeated by Sen. Orker Jev. After losing in that election he was appointed the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs.
George Akume Personal Life.
Senator George Akume is happily marriedmarried to Regina Akuma and blessed with children.
Senator Akume is a widely traveled man. He has visited the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Cuba. He has been to Ghana, South Africa, Jamaica, Israel, India, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Mexico, Switzerland and Jamaica among other countries.
His Social Media Activities.
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His Net Worth.
George Akume’s estimated net worth is about $300 million.